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20+ IT workers share the strangest thing and most incompetent technological blunders they've witnessed at work: 'An outgoing software dev put an easter egg in our ERP before he left...'

It feels like the more specialized someone is at one thing, the worse they are at others, and the more educated and specialized they are, the more surprising the things they can't do will be.It's almost as if living your life with a singular drive and focus leaves you as a not-very-well-rounded individual, probably one of the reasons celebrities are being consistently picked apart in the landscape of the modern social media levels of exposure they're placed under. We're quickly reaching a point…
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‘I drove two hours just to turn their printer back on’: IT workers share the most ridiculous tech requests they had to deal with at work

‘I drove two hours just to turn their printer back on’: IT workers share the most ridiculous tech requests they had to deal with at work

Being an IT (information technology) worker has many challenges. First, many of us will admit we do not know much about the technological devices we use on a daily basis, and if we were to encounter any error with one, we would be lost with what to do. IT workers have to be able to identify every single technological issue that they might encounter and even to possess a way of fixing it. Second, Not only do IT people have to deal with these tech issues, they also have to deal with people, who u…
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'OK I’m not an idiot': Tech support guy drives 1 hour to plug in an outlet because an incompetent client fails to follow simple instructions

Tech support guys have seen it all–from power outages and troubleshooting, to complete idiocracy, IT guys must cultivate some serious patience to deal with the technologically illiterate folks of the world.
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28 Funny Technology Memes for the Employees Desperately in Need of Tech Support

Technology has made our jobs both easier and harder at the same time. Why? Because technology often has a mind of its own and decides to work on its own terms. It can be so frustrating when you're trying to get work done, and the internet goes out or some issue with your computer interferes with your progress. Back in the 90s, a quick kick to the side of the modem would usually fix the problem, but it's not that simple nowadays. It's also frustrating when the tech team takes an average of fiv...
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After learning that micromanager monitors workers with the help of surveillance cameras and recorders, employee turns to reddit for advice

After learning that micromanager monitors workers with the help of surveillance cameras and recorders, employee turns to reddit for advice

Each morning when we get up, get ready, and head to work, we discover that not much has changed from the day before. We work to maintain our means of survival and to enjoy occasional vacations. That being said, how would you feel if, in spite of your diligence, your employer decided to follow you around as if the objective were personal rather than shared? The following story tells the story of a disappointed gas station employee. The original poster (OP) worked at the gas station for an extens…
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‘Never doing an AI interview again’: Online job interview goes south after AI assistant asks candidate to pose for a full body scan

‘Never doing an AI interview again’: Online job interview goes south after AI assistant asks candidate to pose for a full body scan

It should be common sense that if you are looking for a human to do a certain job, the interviewer for said job should also be human. The whole concept of video interviews, or even worse, being interviewed by AI assistants, should not even be on the table. It makes the candidate feel like the company does not take the job search seriously and generally starts the whole process with a bad taste in their mouths. The job candidate in this Reddit story will probably agree with these statements afte…
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Tech support employee attempts to fix incompetent new hire's mistake but they get fired anyway: 'She just stared at her desktop'

Tech support employee attempts to fix incompetent new hire's mistake but they get fired anyway: 'She just stared at her desktop'

Once I had a very incompetent coworker who was just the nicest person to walk the face of the earth. Seriously, it was so hard to be angry at her for not doing her job well because she was always so chipper and thoughtful. Much like Lucy in this story. One employee took to r/talesfromtechsupport to share a story about their coworker, Lucy, who began working as a HelpDesk technician at a financial company. They did password resets, fixed Windows issues, and basically did all of the tech stuff re…
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Terrible new IT supervisor is setup by their team when upper management comes to visit : 'The [supervisor] was put on 90-days' unpaid suspension, and was written up for gross insubordination'

Oftentimes, a little push is the only thing it takes to topple the facade of power presented by someone abusing it. They want you to think there's nothing you can do to circumvent their authority, but they forget that they're just managing an IT department at a medical center, and their authority really isn't all that far-reaching at all. So that one little push (or notifying their boss) is all it takes to reveal the man behind the curtain. This IT worker was responsible for issuing equipment t…
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Top 10+ stories of technologically incompetent parents: 'My mother [uses] FB status as a search engine'

Top 10+ stories of technologically incompetent parents: 'My mother [uses] FB status as a search engine'

Trying to teach a technologically incompetent parent how to do something with their phone and/or computer can feel like a Sisyphean task. Personally speaking, I would rather endure a day at the Department of Motor Vehicles. For me, the most upsetting part about watching my technologically incompetent family members try to do anything remotely tech-heavy is the way they behave when they can't get something to work. Everyone starts shouting at one another, or someone just starts pressing random b…
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Stubborn client's refusal to use ticket system leads IT employee to ignore him completely

Stubborn client's refusal to use ticket system leads IT employee to ignore him completely

The use of technology is not enjoyable for everyone. An automated system will never be able to completely replace human-to-human communication. How would you respond, though, if a client asked for technical support but refused to follow through on the necessary steps? The story below describes an IT worker who is irritated. Working in IT, the original poster (OP) came across one of the most absurd requests to date. The client attempted to justify their noncompliance with the guidelines by citin…
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27 Startup Memes for Eager Entrepreneurs in Need of a Business Break

27 Startup Memes for Eager Entrepreneurs in Need of a Business Break

Only the most brave people are capable of having a successful startup. It does not matter how smart you are, or how brilliant your ideas are, if you don't have an incredible amount of sheer resilience or bravery, you will never be able to make something out of your startup. That said, once you have started this journey, you can never turn back. Being an entrepreneur becomes your whole personality, not to mention that it is also your whole life. You have to work endlessly to make your idea becom…
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'I bought $40 wire elf ears. I have worn them zero times': 25+ Times people spent good money on terrible products

We all make a few big purchases in our lifetime that we end up regretting. Some people do this as teenagers, which makes sense, because at that age you're new to budgeting and knowing the price of things. When you get that first paycheck from your retail job, it's hard not to blow it all at once! The people of r/AskReddit shared their stories of the “absolute worst purchase” they've ever made, and there's a wide variety of items that people regret getting. For some people, buying a new vehicle…
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25 Technology Memes for the Employees in Need of Tech Support

Staying up to date with technology has become an essential part of working-class life. It can be exhausting, especially with how quickly technology is advancing today. Think about it: not long ago, the internet didn't even exist. Now, we have a whole generation of employees working remotely or in a hybrid capacity. Who would've thought? But no matter your job, whether you work in a corporate office, factory, or restaurant, technology is constantly changing . New software to improve work process…
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20+ Exasperated tech savvy people share the most computer illiterate individuals they've ever encountered: 'Send both files in one email, so you don't have to pay twice'

There was a certain point in time in the not-so-distant past when plenty of people had never encountered a “Personal Computer” before—a time when listing your basic typing and computer skills on a CV would make you a strong candidate for a varying degree of roles.
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'I was instructed to smile more': Tech support worker weirds out customers by maliciously complying with supervisor's instructions

'I was instructed to smile more': Tech support worker weirds out customers by maliciously complying with supervisor's instructions

This employee was confused by their boss's latest comments, and they decided to comply to the best of their abilities. For many women, being told to smile more is an unfortunate rite of passage. It's usually said by some older dude as the woman is working or just walking around, minding her own business. There's no winning in this situation. If you smile back on request, you feel degraded, and definitely not smiley. If you don't smile, they'll say something about kids these days, and why can't…
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Employee asked by new owners to teach their replacement how to do their impossible job: 'This guy got [a] full year's worth of training in a week'

Management doesn't have any idea what you do; let's just get that out of the way.
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